U of Oregon Plans to Shift Faculty Positions

March 1, 2016

The University of Oregon is planning to shift a number of faculty lines, hiring more tenure-track professors and scaling back on the use of non-tenure-track faculty members, The Register-Guard reported. Michael Schill, in his first year as president, said it was important to address difficult questions about why some tenured faculty members have minimal teaching loads. “We must do better, and we will do better,” wrote Schill in a memo to faculty members. “To do anything less would consign our great university to mediocrity.”

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